Waterman: "This is the biggest result anybody's ever expected"

Record producer and rail enthusiast Pete Waterman, who campaigned for HS2 to go to the North West, has welcomed the announcement of an extension of the network to Manchester.

He said: "This makes London and Manchester so close that you could commute every day."

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High speed rail announcement

The Government is expected to announce the route for the controversial high speed rail link North of Birmingham. It is anticipated that the network will dramatically cut travel times between the North West and the Capital.